John Tallis, Comedies, Illustration #16

Mr Buckstone as Launcelot Gobbo

Caption: ‘I cannot get a service, no! I have ne’er a tongue in my head.
– Well (*looking on his palm*) if any man in Italy have a fairer
table, which doth offer to swear upon a book I shall have a
good fortune. Go to, here’s a simple line of life! here’s a small
trifle of wives’ MERCHANT OF VENICE Act 2, Sc 2.

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Illustrator: Engraved by Hollis from a Daguerreotype by Mayall

Original Illustration Size: 240 x 150mm / 9″16 x 5″26

Illustration Number: 16/21

Source Text: The complete works of Shakspere : revised from the original editions / with historical and analytical introductions to each play, also notes explanatory and critical, and a life of the poet by J.O. Halliwell … and other eminent commentators ; elegantly and appropriately illustrated by portraits engraved on steel, from daguerreotypes of the greatest and most intellectual actors of the age ; taken in the embodiment of the varied and life-like characters of our great national poet / Comedies.

Published: London; New York: Printed and published by John Tallis and company [1850].

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